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Hurricane Katrina Aftermath in Jefferson Parish (2005)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Metairie, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2005-09-09

Duration: 00:09:20

Subjects: Cousins, W. Mark | Hurricane Katrina, 2005 | Hurricanes | Natural Disasters | Hurricane damage | Flood damage | Disaster response and recovery | Hurricane recovery | Louisiana. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries | Louisiana. Legislature | State legislators | Landrieu, Mitch


  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Producer
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Mexie, Ginja Interviewee
  • Cousins, Mark Interviewee
  • Voelker, David Interviewee
  • Pritchard, Joe Interviewee
  • Landrieu, Mitch Speaker
  • Tucker, Jim Interviewee


This segment from the September 9, 2005, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robyn Ekings’ visit to Jefferson Parish to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina. While in Metairie, Ekings: meets with homeowners Mark Cousins and Ginja Mexie in the Oak Park Ridge subdivision in Old Metairie as they survey the damage to their home and pack up for a second evacuation; visits homeowner David Voelker as a propane generator is installed at his home; and talks to Joe Pritchard on Airline Highway as he attempts to reach his home via boat. Ekings also follows agents from the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in New Orleans as they urge the remaining residents to evacuate the city and prepare to use boats for search and rescue missions. She also reports on a briefing held at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge for New Orleans-area legislators, including testimony given by Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu on the state of the flooding in the city. Lastly, Ekings interviews State Representative Jim Tucker of Algiers about the need for a special session to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Hosts: Robyn Ekings and Charlie Whinham